Over the next few minutes we hope that you all will be learning quite a bit about the best places to eat breakfast in Albany. Whether you need to rush out the door right now or are planning for tomorrow morning we think we can give you an assist.
There really is no better way for us to get the ball rolling than by listing the best all-around brunch and breakfast restaurants in Albany. Eggs, omelets, waffles, pancakes, cinnamon rolls, sandwiches, wraps, bacon, sausage, and plenty of other delicious meals can be had somewhere around town.
Healthy options for vegan and vegetarian breakfast in your area will be up next. Heading to a donut and bagel shop or bakery early in the morning to get them when they are hot and fresh out of the oven is a solid idea.
Cafes to get your coffee and additional healthy options like smoothies and juice bars deserve a shout out. We will get you out of here with a list of the best all day breakfast spots near you to enjoy one of these meals whenever you feel like it, and we will always try to point out any brunch buffets that are available when we can.
Expect to find a local map for early morning restaurants towards the end to help you find the closest spot, and we welcome you all to look through our other posts on this area at this link if interested.
Best Breakfast & Brunch Restaurants In Albany
The best Albany breakfast and brunch restaurants are where to go when you want to eat great bacon, eggs, waffles, pancakes, omelets, or any early morning delicacy:
- Pearl Street Diner at 40 N Pearl S
- The Breakfast Spot at 66 Central Ave
- Iron Gate Café at 182 Washington Ave
- Cafe Madison at 1108 Madison Ave
The Breakfast Spot offers omelet platters with home fries, French toast or pancakes, waffles, sandwiches, and a variety of other options. Iron Gate serves traditional brunch fare including bacon, eggs, and French toast as well as a rotating menu of specialty dishes that include a number of vegan options.
Café Madison is well-known for their signature raspberry oatmeal pancakes and because they serve breakfast all day in your area.
Vegan & Vegetarian Breakfasts
Healthy vegan or vegetarian breakfast spots are more popular than ever and some of the best in town are:
- Healthy On Lark at 274 Lark St
- Subculture at 227 Lark St
Healthy On Lark serves local, organic, farm-to-table cuisine with plenty of vegan and gluten-free options. Breakfast, lunch, fresh juices, smoothies, desserts, and a large selection of teas and infusions are available.
Café Madison from our prior list has some great vegan breakfast options as well.
Donut Shops In Albany
Make a quick stop at a local donut shop if you are running late:
- Cider Belly Doughnuts at 25 N Pearl St
- Dunkin’ at 439 Madison Ave
Bagel Shops Near You
Enjoy some great bagels and maybe even a breakfast sandwich at:
- Pearl’s Bagels & Bakery at 16 Picotte Dr
- Bruegger’s Bagels at 1770 Central Ave
- Wired Coffee & Bagel at 652 Albany Shaker Rd
- Bagel Dad
From Danishes to cinnamon rolls to quiche these bakeries should have you covered:
- Fiorello Bakery & Deli at 1180-A Western Ave
- Bountiful Bread at 1475 Western Ave
- Ria’s Bistro & Bakery at 113 State St
Fiorello Bakery & Deli serves some of the best breakfast sandwiches near you and also excels at other bakery items. Bountiful Bread serves breakfast daily until 11am.
Rio’s Bistro & Bakery serves breakfast and lunch specialties.
Cafes In Your Area
Jump start your day with that boost of caffeine we all need at one of these cafes:
- Uncommon Grounds Coffee & Bagels at 1235 Western Ave #5
- The Palette Cafe at 508 State St Schenectady
- Peaches Café at 1475 Western Av
- Daily Grind at 204 Lark St #1
Uncommon Grounds is a local café that specializes in fresh-roasted coffee, home-made bagels, and other delicious foods. The Palette Cafe serves specialty coffee, light fare, baked goods, and one of the best breakfast sandwiches in Albany as well as cocktails, mocktails, and lunch on the go.
Peaches Cafe serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner with all of your favorites plus specialty desserts. Daily Grind serves breakfast all day as well as sandwiches, homemade soups, salads, and breads among other things.
Smoothies & Juice Bars
Usually these smoothie and juice bars will also have some quick and easy healthy meals:
- Untouchable Nutrition at 255 New Scotland Ave
- Bare Blends at 1475 Western Ave
- Raw at 454 Madison Ave
- Orange Julius at 120 Washington Ave
All Day Breakfast Restaurants
Bacon and eggs are always delish and these all day breakfast restaurants in Albany will serve them whenever you are ready:
- Betty Boop Diner at 115 Philip St
- The Gateway Diner at 899 Central Ave
Breakfast at The Gateway Diner includes corned beef hash, mushroom and feta cheese omelettes, home fries, and grits. Breakfast is served all day from 7am to 9pm, and more all day breakfast spots in your area include Café Madison and Daily Grind.
Pearl Street Diner from our first list is another spot you can head to any time of day for your bacon and eggs. Some of you may also want to read about the:
- Best Pancakes & Waffles in New York City
- Best Pancakes & Waffles in Buffalo
- Best Pancakes & Waffles in Syracuse
- Best Pancakes & Waffles in Montreal
Enjoy Your Breakfast In Albany
All of those local breakfast spots to get your eggs, omelets, bacon, pancakes, or waffles as well as buffets, healthy vegetarian and vegan options, donut and bagel shops near you, cafes, smoothie and juice bars, and all day restaurants in your area are ready whenever you are.
It would be great if you could let us know if we got anything incorrect in the comments, and feel free to share any early morning meal tips for this town that you may have as well. Now go have fun enjoying your breakfast in Albany.